Cosplaying is an art and all of us can be artists. It is not limited to the most skilled and creative people. However, it is a way to share your love for creativity with others. There is one question that I get asked all the time and that is: how to get into cosplay?

Well, there is no tried and tested method to get into cosplay. It all depends upon when you get the inspiration. Once you do, it is all uphill from there. You can try out different cosplays, go to some cons, show off your costumes, and much more. Cosplaying can be easy or require a lot of effort, it all depends on you. Either way, cosplaying is guaranteed to be fun! Read this article to find out some tips and tricks to get started with cosplay.

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Tips on How to Get Into Cosplay

Here are some tips to help you get started with cosplay. Follow these and get ready for some fun experiences.

Finding Inspiration to Get Started

Finding Inspiration to Get Started
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Maybe you attended a costume party at some point and the vibe of everyone dressed up as their favorite characters sparked an interest in you. Perhaps you found inspiration while browsing through the internet. Since most cosplayers display their talent on social media platforms, it is hard to miss.

It doesn’t matter what sparked the interest in you. It is all different for each person. However, one thing is for sure: you will never regret getting into cosplay. Once the interest has been developed and you’ve figured out the basics, focus on keeping the enthusiasm going.

Get Rid Of the Shame

The biggest factor that keeps people away from cosplaying is the fear of other people. Many people don’t show their talent because they are afraid of people laughing at them. I’m not saying that the cosplaying community is full of angels. No doubt, some people can be mean at times. They will make fun of others’ cosplays and their poses.

That being said, there is a huge lot that will appreciate you and your cosplay. Therefore, ignore the bullies and follow your passion. You will make some amazing friends that share the same interests as you. You can also get a chance to meet your inspirations. This should be enough to get you into cosplay without any fear.

Plan Your Cosplay

Plan Your Cosplay
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Once you decide to enter the cosplay world, you need to plan an outfit. You can either buy one from a cosplay store or design one yourself. Designing your own cosplay will give you more freedom. However, it will also require much effort. On the other hand, buying a cosplay will only cost you money. The choice is yours!

Once you have your outfit ready, then comes the makeup and hair. You can get the same makeup as the character you are dressed as. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube to help you with that. For hair, you can buy a wig to match the hairstyle of your chosen character. Alternatively, you can style your hair yourself to show your creativity.

Lastly, don’t forget to carry the relevant props. These are tiny details that will tie your cosplay together. Props also help you with poses at the cons and other events.

Find the Events Near You

Find the Events Near You
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Once you have your cosplay planned, you can show it to the world. What is the best place to get your cosplay noticed? A comic con! You can find the cons happening near you and register yourself for them. If you are extremely pumped, you can go to a popular con even if it is far away. You can find out about them using social media or other channels.

Cons are a great place to get yourself out there. You can meet new people and make some cosplayer friends. If you are lucky, you may even win awards for your cosplay. However, for that your cosplay and your act should be worthy of praise from the crowd.

You can choose to attend a big event or a small one. If you are just starting out with cosplays, then you can check out the smaller cons in your area. As you build up your confidence and courage, you can move on to the bigger cons. It will take some time to get used to the large crowd but it will be worth it.

Ways to Get Noticed

There are many ways to get noticed as a cosplayer. One of them is to build a social media presence. You can share your cosplays on Instagram or any other social media platforms. This will help you reach more people easily. Social media is also a great way to connect with cosplayers that live far away from you.

Using social media, it will be much easier for you to put out your cosplays, show your creativity with props, and share tips with other cosplayers. That being said, you should keep in mind that cosplaying on social media is not about likes. It is about sharing your love for creativity with those who praise it. All the likes and followers should encourage you to polish your skills more.

Another way you can get noticed is by attending cons. If you are daring enough, you can even get on the stage to display your cosplay. Cons are a great way to meet other cosplayers and building your network. Don’t be afraid to show the world your creativity and they will notice!

You’re Ready to Make It Big in the Cosplay World!

Now, you know all the tips on how to get into cosplay. You know how to build up your confidence, choose or design your cosplay, and find events to attend. Cosplaying is fun and a great way to get your creative juices flowing. You can get noticed on social media platforms and connect with other cosplayers. So, get your cosplay on and get ready to earn some applause for your creativity!